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  • 1 Our site offers largest residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Canonbury regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in appointing a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Canonbury solicitors work in partnership with Canonbury estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Canonbury home moves can be made a lot more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Our site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Canonbury will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s member panel.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canonbury

I am one month into the sale of my flat in Canonbury and the EA has just text me to warn that the buyers are appointing a new conveyancer. The reason given is that the lender will only work with solicitors on their approved list. Why would a big named lender only deal with specific lawyers rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Canonbury ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for many years.

Mortgage companies justify this action to a rise in fraud as the reason for the pruning – criteria have been tightened as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any sway in the decision.

My wife and I are purchasing a property in Canonbury. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Canonbury but how do I know who I should use?

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Canonbury conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Canonbury lawyer having made sure that they are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Bank of Ireland will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Bank of Ireland will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Canonbury surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Canonbury took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am purchasing a new build house in Canonbury with a loan from Halifax. The builders refused to move on the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent told me not to tell my conveyancer about this deal as it will affect my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Canonbury I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Canonbury for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will likely be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

My business partner and I are planning to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Canonbury for under £2000?

We can recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Canonbury, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right firm. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or phone so as to enable us to provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Canonbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canonbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Canonbury. This may include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Raymond & Co, Suite 1h, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, London, N1 3QP
  • Montague Solicitors Ltd, 201 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Guney Clark & Ryan Solicitors Limited, 58 Green Lanes, London, London, N16 9NH
  • Riley & Co Solicitors Limited, 1 Stradbroke Road, London, London, N5 2PZ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Canonbury regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Canonbury but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU

Planning law solicitors in Canonbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canonbury practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Richard Pearlman Llp, 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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